Items in the 1950-1959 Collection

Irene, Red Wool Suit
Dark red wool suit, hip length, belted jacket which tapers at the waist. Intricate seaming at side waist with slash bound pockets. Straight skirt, black leather belt.

Karen Stark (Harvey Berin) Red Dress
Dark red silk satin cocktail dress.

Fitted bodice with faux center front closure of 4 3/4" self buttons/bound buttonholes. Double 1/4" wide straps that tie at shoulder. 2 1/2" wide inset waistband in front. Skirt front cut in inverted U shape…

1955-59 Red Chiffon Dress
Short dress in red chiffon over taffeta.

Square neckline in front, dips to slight V in back. Extended shoulder forms cap sleeves with underarm gussett 8" wide center panel of vertically gathered chiffon begins at neckline and ends above waistline.…

Adele Simpson Blue Silk Dress
Silk dress and belt. Dark blue printed silk dress with V-neckline. Modified kimono style short sleeves. 5" wide midriff inset in front. Draping is pleated into upper midriff seam, continues up and over the shoulder, then attaches at top of back neck.…

Mainbocher Blue Silk Faille Dress
Mainbocher blue (dark) silk faille short dress with wrap around skirt and belt; bodice fitted with midriff yoke, darts, round neck, short set-in sleeves, center front of skirt is cut straight with two small pleats at the waist, long side metal…

1950s Red Silk Dress with Circle Skirt
Red silk shantung zip front dress with white circle dot and stiff non-woven underlining in full circle gored skirt. Open pointed collar, cut-on short sleeves, princess seams extending from shoulder seams, front and back, to torso or just below waist…

1950s Blue Chiffon Strapless Gown
Royal blue silk chiffon over taffeta, strapless gown with tight boned underbodice, back zip closure, loops of fabric form 3 bands around top of bodice, full chiffon skirt over narrow taffeta underskirt.

1957 White Silk Wedding Gown
Full-skirted transparent white dupioni gown over two layers of net and taffeta. Re-embroidered Alencon lace dotted with iridescent sequins and pearls decorates the wide neckline of the elongated bodice and bottom of the skirt yoke. Short gathered…

Trigère, Pauline; rust wool sleeveless dress
Rust sleeveless wool dress. Short day dress, rust colored. Covered buttons close on the left hand side under the arm. Tucks in fabric taken under waistline and on both shoulders. Fabric cut on bias. No lining. 1 inch hem. ca. 1952-1953

James, Charles; 1953, White silk and black cloverleaf gown
Off white satin bodice and faille skirt strapless evening dress with black silk velvet band trim in front continuing to large cloverleaf motif in back. Heavily boned bodice with back zipper closure and pointed waistline. Missing skirt understructure,…

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